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Is plasma vitamin C an appropriate biomarker of vitamin C intake? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Mahshid Dehghan1*, Noori Akhtar-Danesh23, Catherine R McMillan4 and Lehana Thabane35

Author Affiliations

1 Population Health Research Institute, School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

2 School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

3 Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

4 Division of Plastic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada

5 Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Canada

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Nutrition Journal 2007, 6:41  doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-41

Published: 13 November 2007

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Additional file 1:

Description of studies included in meta-analysis. Studies that reported the correlation coefficient between dietary intake of vitamin C measured by dietary assessment tools and plasma level of vitamin C.

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Additional file 2:

Summary of blood collection and analytical methods. Description of blood collection and analytical method for studies that reported the correlation coefficient between dietary intake of vitamin C measured by dietary assessment tools and plasma level of vitamin C.

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